Re: Aid for Afghanistan

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 02:14:00 MST

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: Samantha Atkins <>
> >>Brian D Williams wrote:
> >> This is a ridiculous trivialization of the current war. You may
> >> wish to avoid such trivializations in the future if you wish
> >> your ideas to be taken seriously.
> >
> >> A group of extremist fundamentalist Muslims bent on changing
> >> the entire world to conform to their ideas, by force if
> >> necessary, first declared war on, and then attacked the United
> >> States of America, leaving thousands dead.
> >This is a bullshit description of what happened by those who
> >would like to escalate an already intolerable situation.
> You may wish to try backing your personnal opinions up with fact if
> you wish your ideas to be taken seriously. Avoiding vulgarity and
> ad hominem attacks are also a good idea.

What I object to is the claim that fundamentalist Muslims were
attempting to change the entire world to conform to their
ideas. I don't see any reason to believe that was the purpose
of the attacks. The purpose was to inflict terror on those the
perps see as their enemy.

However, I see where I did read this more slanted than it was
stated and I apologize for that.

- samantha

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